Student Press Camp 2012

The Philippine natural resources and environment face a bout against plunder and other forms of abuses; from the everyday improper disposal of waste up until the vulgar affront to Mother Nature’s tolerance for human utility.

As future media practitioners, it is our task to deliver the significant news our country faces and analyses that would benefit the people, in general. Most exemplary of upholding these tasks, among many others, is Doctor Gerry Ortega, a veterinarian and radio broadcaster, who made use of his journalism skills and media expertise to raise environmental issues in the localities of Palawan and to the national level of consciousness as well. Also among him are Leonard Co, a botanist, who researched herbal and indigenous medicines for indigenous communities, and Father Fausto “Pops” Tentorio who is a missionary in North Cotabato who supports the Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill and a vocal advocate of anti-large scale and foreign mining.

They stood tall defending the environment through giving information of the real situation of the natural resources and exposing those who abuse it. They did so, until their last breath.

We hope to see your publication in this event. Do bring your tents, camping gear for staying in at the event. This is a great opportunity for your publication to participate in the issues of today. Do bring three kilos of rice and at least five pieces of canned goods for sharing. Registration fee is pegged at P180 each for kit.

For inquiries, you may contact Pauline Gidget Estella, (0915.335.20.21) or email us at


February 25
9AM Arrival and Registration
10-11AM Orientation and Groupings
11-1PM Lunch
1-2PM On Local Situation
1-3PM Advanced Journalism Skills Training
On Creative non-fiction
On Poetry writing
On Photography
On Cartooning
3-3:30PM Break
3:30-6:30PM Silid-aklatan
On Mode of Production
On Globalization
On Philippine Social Realities
Anatomy of Philippine Politics
6:30-8PM Dinner and Preparation for cultural night
8-10PM Cultural Night
10PM Lights Off

February 26
6AM Wake-up call
7-8AM Breakfast
8-12NN Immersion
12-1PM Lunch
1-4PM Immersion
4-5PM Closing Ceremonies
Awarding of certificates
5PM Departure

*topics are subject to change without prior notice